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DropDAV: An easy way to link iWork for iPad and Dropbox

DropDAV: An easy way to link iWork for iPad and Dropbox.  Is anyone using this?  In one of the comments he said that he was using Webdav compatibility without this software.

Pages webdav cert issue???

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jlbunting solved the issue:

I was the one who first started this thread. I want to report, I figured out how to get WebDav working on Pages. All I had to do was upgrade to 4.2 and install Pages 1.3. This fixed the WebDav certificate issues I was having. Now I can login and import/export to WebDav. I can access the folder on my computer and it works perfect. I am using Bluehost and Webdisk for the WebDav.

via Apple – Support – Discussions – pages webdav cert issue??? ….



How-To: Enable WebDAV on Your Mac for iWork on iPad (via TheAppleBlog)

Excellent step by step on how to accomplish this. This information could help many people who use iPad.

How-To: Enable WebDAV on Your Mac for iWork on iPad With the latest release of iWork on iPad, sharing files across your local Wi-Fi network is now possible. Using WebDAV, files can be shared between iWork on your Mac and iWork on your iPad. All you need to do is enable WebDAV on your Mac. But how do you do that? What is WebDAV? WebDAV stand for “Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning protocol”, and it works over HTTP. WebDAV was designed for read/write access on web servers, which is great … Read More

via TheAppleBlog

Pages wont type in black text

Peggy solves the problem!

It appears you are having a common problem many users of Snow Leopard are having. There are two things you may not have done.

First, use the Mac OS 10.6.4 combo updater. This fixes a problem with the Hoefler Text font that is not fixed using the delta update (10.6.1 > 10.6.2). The 10.6.3 combo updater also fixed the problem, but it’s best to use the most recent.

Second, make sure your iWork applications are updated. For iWork ’08 that is Pages 3.0.3 & Numbers 1.0.3. For iWork ’09 it’s Pages 4.0.3 & Numbers 2.0.3. If you’re not running the latest versions & Software Update says your software is up to date, make sure the applications are where the installer initially put them. The updaters are very picky. If the location is not where the updater is programmed to look or if the folder doesn’t have the name the updater looks for, it will not work. The applications cannot be renamed or moved. They must be in the iWork ’08 or iWork ’09 folder in Applications. That iWork folder must be named iWork ’08 or iWork ’09. If it doesn’t have the ’08 or ’09 Software Update won’t find them & the updaters won’t work.

via Apple – Support – Discussions – Pages wont type in black ….

Pages and all other iWork 09 apps crashing on startup

Apple – Support – Discussions – Pages and all other iWork 09 apps ….  Seems to be a font conflict.  Has a great link to a free and legal version of the older software LFE.  thanks Peter!

Use Font Book to turn off all but the essential system fonts, then turn them on one by one.

To speed up the font selection you can divide them up into sets and turn the sets on until one triggers the problem. Then divide that set up again until you pin the culprit.

Font Management tools, like Linotype Font Explorer (free) can work some of this out for you.

Can you use iWork to edit documents online like Google?

Not really.  shawn_d says it best “ will only allow you to add comments and notes to the online version of the document. You can download the document (if the document’s author has allowed it) and edit the downloaded document on your Mac or iPad. If you are the person who originally shared it on, you can re-publish it in its place as well. All the editing will happen offline, though.

Tom is correct that you can directly edit an iWork document stored on an iDisk, as long as that iDisk is mounted on a Mac – it isn’t possible if you are connected to the iDisk through the Web. Aside from both MobileMe and being Apple services, though, there is no connection between that and

Hope this helps”

Is iWork functional on the iPad?

It is bizarre the kind of limitations it has.  You can read more from Mr. Garcia here. “–iWork: ’09 files only. iPad iWork Apps do grant access to–
For iWork users, the iPad may support Microsoft formats, but it does NOT support iWork ’08. If you want to have your iPad and Mac work off the same files, you need iWork ’09 on your Mac. However, an interesting remedy (which I haven’t tried fully yet) is In order to participate in the beta of the site, you need iWork ’09 or an iWork app for the iPad. (I was a little suprised, but I was able to sign up for and activate just owning Numbers for iPad, and not iWork ’09) From there, you should be able to interact with your documents using Safari on your Mac, without iWork ’09. Considering the time of year, I can’t justify upgrading to it, so I intend to try this solution until the next iWork comes out. The downsides are, of course, cloud computing, and does not seem to allow creation of new documents, only working with existing ones uploaded from iPad or Mac. What that means is I must create a document on my iPad to work with it on And by interesting extension, while works with all 3 apps, since I only have Numbers, I can’t use to use Pages or Keynote in the cloud on the cheap, as I can’t create a document without owning their appropriate app.”

Want to learn iWork Numbers?

Some great video tutorials here. Short 10 second intro.